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    Full medal jacket

    News, Alan Dawson, Published on 10/03/2019

    » After the failure of a brief moment of <i>Scum of the Earth</i> intimidation, the generals have gone running to court with their twin packs of green-shirt and government lawyers.

  • OPINION

    Commission on a mission

    News, Alan Dawson, Published on 17/03/2019

    » "The Election Commission shall announce the result of the election", and there really hasn't been any more vast difference between the EC and the members of the public. It's not even supposed to be a worry. But everyone's worrying about the scraping of all the foreign votes and the vital gathering of all today's advance votes and the really major assembling next week of every one-person-one-vote.

  • OPINION

    The hand that feeds them

    News, Alan Dawson, Published on 03/03/2019

    » When the columnists and panjandrums and degree-clutchers come to analyse the state of Thailand in mid- and late May, it's probably this past week that will fascinate them.

  • OPINION

    Indictment of the innocent

    News, Alan Dawson, Published on 17/02/2019

    » It wasn't a good week for those who claim the March 24 general election will be free and fair. The "gateway to resumption of government accountability and democracy building" seemed firmly closed.

  • OPINION

    Scum of the Earth

    News, Alan Dawson, Published on 24/02/2019

    » At the Bangkok Post Forum on Feb 7, Future Forward Party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit said it would be splendid if Thailand had green shirts with four stars who favour democracy. He called for a review (English translation: cancellation) of the recent, 2.3 billion-baht purchase of 14 more Chinese main battle tanks. Oh, and Thailand should halt conscription.

  • OPINION

    A right royal confusion

    News, Alan Dawson, Published on 10/02/2019

    » So a petite, 67-year-old woman stood against the tanks and the many-starred green shirts of the Royal Thai Army, and she whipped them. Public opinion agreed on that, and public opinion is how the nation's going to settle it on March 24.

  • OPINION

    Fairness needs to be ensured

    News, Alan Dawson, Published on 27/01/2019

    » In sports, as in politics, they call it a "tilted playing field". One or many tiny modifications to the game area give advantages that don't absolutely guarantee that the home team wins, but help to make it more likely.

  • OPINION

    Do something!

    News, Alan Dawson, Published on 03/02/2019

    » Admit it, Bangkokians. You like your vicarious danger. It could be because Bangkok hasn't the regrettably typical dangers of many cities. There are no cyclones, big earthquakes, volcanoes. So when world-class pollution hits, Bangkok folks are extraordinarily concerned but they also exhibit a weird, well, pride.

  • OPINION

    Go to Plan B

    Alan Dawson, Published on 13/01/2019

    » Normally notable for his silence, the Minister of Interior and inflatable blimp expert Gen Anupong Paojinda released the cat from his bag. His drones and workers, who had already begun setting up election facilities and security barriers, downed tools.

  • OPINION

    Out of the box

    News, Alan Dawson, Published on 20/01/2019

    » For kakistocrats who have failed for four years-plus to organise reconciliation, bring back happiness, fight pollution in the air and on the beaches or even to organise so much as a date for an election, our all-male green-shirt regime sure has a lot to criticise about the rest of us.

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